Stores 1-800-345-6296
 
N. Lincoln Hanks - N. Lincoln Hanks

Folk Songs Product Thumbnail 0 Product Thumbnail 1 Product Thumbnail 2 Product Thumbnail 3 Product Thumbnail 4 Product Thumbnail 5 Product Thumbnail 6 Product Thumbnail 7 Product Thumbnail 8 Product Thumbnail 9 Product Thumbnail 10 Product Thumbnail 11 Product Thumbnail 12 Product Thumbnail 13 Product Thumbnail 14 Product Thumbnail 15 Product Thumbnail 16 Product Thumbnail 17 Product Thumbnail 18 Product Thumbnail 19 Product Thumbnail 20 Product Thumbnail 21 Product Thumbnail 22 Product Thumbnail 23 Product Thumbnail 24 Product Thumbnail 25 Product Thumbnail 26 Product Thumbnail 27 Product Thumbnail 28
N. Lincoln Hanks - N. Lincoln Hanks
Click to review
Publisher Desc.  Program Note I. Katy CruelA version of this folksong was popular during the American Revolutionary period. The ditty depicts a female character in contradictory terms: one who admits she is perceived by others to be a non-entity, while also possessing a confident sense of self. It is a nonsense song, and we can infer from the words that Katy was wild and frenetic in nature. However, she also bore some sadness in her life. The music reels with her unbridled spirit.II. Fare Thee WellThis song was first discovered by famed musicologist and folklorist John Lomax in 1909. He came across an African American woman named Dink washing clothes on the bank of the Brazos River near College Station, Texas. The locals informed him that she loved to sing, and after some coaxing by Lomaxs wife, Bess (Brown) Lomax, Dink sang a haunting melody of unrequited love for the recording. My setting contextualizes her song of melancholy, imbuing it with a harmonic language and a slow rhythmic pace that not only conveys the unrelenting heat and humidity that surrounds her as she works and sings, but also the oppressive and doleful thoughts of lost love that plagues her mind.III. Slack Your RopeAlso called "The Maid Freed from the Gallows," this song has been in the folksong repertoire for centuries, and its origin is not known. The story here is of a young maiden convicted of some crime and sentenced to hang. All that is required for her freedom is a certain amount of gold to pay her debts (or to bribe the hangman), but her mother, father. and others close to her will not or cannot pay. Finally, her lover rides into view and comes to her. Will she find redemption at the end?
Select a Product
listen
Icon
view
Icon
watch
Icon
My Library
Description
Number
Level
Price
Qty
Currently Viewing
Mezzo-Soprano Solo 
#10752051

    Publisher ID: MSNH01-41
10752051
AAdvanced
$12.50
My Library
What is My Library?
Loading...
Powered by Rating-System.com